sweetpotato field

7th Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium

Join the Plant Breeding Symposium on Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Talley Student Union. Five diverse speakers address "Breeding for Balance: Plant and Human Wellbeing”.

All Hopped Up

Get ready for a truly homegrown brew as breeders work to create hops plants that can thrive in North Carolina.

Craig Yencho and Mercy Kitavi work with sweet potato samples in a lab in Nairobi, Kenya.

A Patented Winner

The National Academy of Inventors named NC State University’s Craig Yencho a 2023 fellow for his contributions to improved sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetics, with an impact reaching from North Carolina to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Luping Qu in hops field

North Carolina Hops Are Happenin’

More than 350 craft breweries call North Carolina home. Discover how NC State is breeding better hops to help fuel the state’s craft beer boo

flooded soybean field

USDA-ARS Releases Novel Flood-Tolerant Soybean Germplasm

Ben Fallen and the USDA-ARS Soybean Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit has released the first maturity group (MG) VI flood-tolerant soybean line with commercially competitive yield and elevated seed oil.

Ramsey Lewis with greenhouse tobacco plants

A New Leaf in Tobacco Breeding

Tobacco is still a major North Carolina cash crop. Ramsey Lewis’ modern Nicotiana research ranges from the agronomic improvement of commercial varieties to the genus’ broader use as a model plant.

Researcher works with carrots to study pigmentation, domestication

What Makes a Carrot Orange?

Three recessive genes are required to give carrots their orange color – and the beneficial precursor of vitamin A.


International Plant Breeding Seminar Series

NC State University’s Plant Breeding Consortium announces its sixth virtual seminar series on International Plant Breeding, totaling six seminars over the course of consecutive weeks beginning October 5 – November 9, 2023, on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST.

Ty Seeley checking on peanuts in greenhouse

Ty Seely: Speedy Peanut Breeding

Ty Seely, a graduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, investigates speed peanut breeding in controlled environments to expedite improved cultivars.

Integrative Sciences Building in brickyard

NC State Hosts Integrative Sciences Building Groundbreaking

NC State will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrative Sciences Building on Friday, September 8 from 2-3 p.m. on the Brickyard on Main Campus. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.